Female authors urged to submit piece of writing to celebrate 100 years since women given right to vote

A new project is encouraging budding female authors to submit a piece of writing to celebrate the 2018 centenary of women first getting the vote.

The initiative – titled Women’s Words – will see literary pieces published in a ‘reimagination’ of the original The Suffragette magazine, designed by artist Lucy May Schofield.

Submissions will be accepted up to Friday, November 14 and can be stories, poems or memories up to 1,000 words.

Copies of the magazine will be on sale at the Central Library, local libraries across the city, the Pankhurst Centre or available as an e-book through Manchester Libraries’ BorrowBox service.

Councillor Luthfur Rahman said: “Women’s Words will help us to make sure that Mancunian women’s fascinating stories are preserved for future generations to read, learn from and enjoy.

“We’re really excited about the countless amazing tales, poems and reminiscences which will be captured and celebrated through this project.”

SUBMIT: The Pankhurst Centre want people to get involved

Meanwhile, Creative Director of Wordplay Community Arts, Harriet Morgan-Shami, told MM: “Their unedited voices will contribute to recording a moment in history from an often marginalised perspective.”

A tribute exhibition will be held at Manchester Central on the February 6, exactly 100 years after the passing of the act that gave women the right to vote.

The pieces of creative writing will also pay tribute to this historical event at the Manchester Central Library as archives.

You can find out more details on submitting a piece of writing HERE.

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